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Independence Point Parking Faces Ax

Dell Hatch of Welch-Comer gestures during a walking tour of the Four Corners area near downtown Coeur d'Alene. Councilwoman Amy Evans is just to the left of him. (Photo: Coeur d'Alene Today)

The possible reconfiguration of parking at Independence Point and the Museum of North Idaho will be among the first considerations as officials move forward with a master plan to transform a corridor along the Spokane River that stretches from downtown to Huetter Road. During a tour of the property this week, the Four Corners/BLM Corridor Review Committee considered a wide range of possibilities for the six-mile strip, including improved public access to the river. Though still in the conceptual stages, the engineering firm hired to develop the corridor master plan is analyzing the possibility of reducing parking at Independence Point to open up green space near the water. Parking near the museum would be expanded. There would be an overall gain in parking spaces under the plan/Keith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today. More here.

Question: Do you want to see the parking lot at Independence Point scaled back, in exchange for more parking at the North Idaho Museum?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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